How new Game of Thrones sneak peek is playing a massive trick on fans

It’s the moment Game of Thrones fans have been eagerly awaiting and absolutely dreading at the same time.

The eighth and final season of the popular fantasy show is being released in April and it’s going to be pretty epic.

So far we’ve been lucky enough to be given a few sneak peeks at what’s to come when we return to Westeros with Cersei Lannister and the gang – but one piece of footage has really caused a stir with viewers.

How new Game of Thrones sneak peek is playing a massive trick on fans

Fans were furious after seeing the new footage from season eight
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HBO dropped a brief clip from the new season during the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The footage showed Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, arriving at Winterfell along with Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, following the dramatic events of season seven.

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) greets them and can be heard telling Dany: "Winterfell is yours, Your Grace."

This line instantly drew a negative reaction from fans online, who were furious that Sansa would hand over her home so readily.

How new Game of Thrones sneak peek is playing a massive trick on fans

They couldn’t believe Sansa would hand over Winterfell to Dany
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One person on Twitter wrote: "Thinkin bout that Game of Thrones clip and why the hell should Dany get Winterfell."

Another angrily proclaimed: "SANSA STARK AND JON SNOW DID NOT WIN THE BATTLE OF THE B******* SO THAT DAENERYS COULD CLAIM WINTERFELL."

A third added: "So the Starks spent years fighting to get Winterfell back, then Jon just handed it over to Dany in one scene. Wow.

"I can see why Sansa is not happy here. This is a mess, no matter how much we like Dany."

How new Game of Thrones sneak peek is playing a massive trick on fans

But we’ve heard her words before – they were said by her father, in the show’s first episode
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However it seems people are missing one big thing about Sansa’s words – we’ve heard them before.

The scene harks back to the very first episode of the show, when Sansa’s father, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) greets King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and his family.

He tells the king: "Your Grace, Winterfell is yours."

This suggests that the words are merely an expression of kindness and hospitality and Sansa isn’t actually giving up anything.

The creators were clearly hoping you wouldn’t remember this – so fear not, Winterfell is still in good hands.

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